Refugee Week

Posted: June 17, 2020 in Uncategorized

Screenshot 2020-06-17 at 18.39.05This week is Refugee Week and a chance for me to shine a light on a charity I work with called Play for Progress. PfP delivers therapeutic and educational music and arts programmes, advocacy, and well-being support for traumatised and socially-isolated unaccompanied minor refugees and asylum-seekers. I am so proud to be a member of the team, delivering music workshops and working closely with a big group of young people that continue to inspire me despite our limited contact time during this period. Scroll down for links…

CLICK HERE to listen to an interview that Anna MacDonald (one of PfP’s cofounders) and I gave with Qualified Tutor podcast. Or search on all podcast hosts for that one too.

Follow Play for Progress on Facebook for up-to-date resources and news.

This is a video from visual artist Dima Karout for PfP’s young people and YOU to participate in…

 

This is a post from one of our young people…

 

And another…

 

And this is from a mural that many of the young people took part in in collaboration with the Museum of Croydon, led by artist Atma

 

Finally, here is a list of books and resources you may be interested in provided by the Refugee Week wesbite.

I am a fifth generation immigrant. My family came to the UK on foot from far Eastern Europe, escaping the pogroms. If it weren’t for the opportunities they were given to start anew in this country, my life would be very different. My work with Play for Progress allows me to give back to the next generation of humans that have arrived in this country. They say the best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago, and the next best time is now.

 

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